Another IT sector deal for Moore Barlow as Q Associates acquires Bracknell based Apex Group

Moore Barlow is delighted to have been able to support Q Associates in its acquisition of Apex Group, a specialist provider of cloud and networking services.

Apex Group strongly complements Q Associates’ datacentre infrastructure and data management solutions. In addition to specialist networking capabilities encompassing LAN, WAN and WiFi technologies, Apex Group brings a range of cloud migration and integration services with significant expertise around Microsoft Azure Cloud, Modern Workplace, Business Applications and Data Analytics. Together, these will offer significant value to Q Associates clients across all sectors as they increasingly rely on Microsoft technologies to deliver critical workloads and collaboration.

“The acquisition of Apex Group represents a significant development for Q Associates and our clients who are striving to embrace the benefits of digital transformation and cloud productivity,” said David Cue, Founder and Managing Director of Q Associates. “This is a key step as we continue to expand our digital services portfolio, supporting customers with specialist services across modern workplace, datacentre and cloud environments – underpinned by independent advice and technical excellence.”

Gerry Allan, Managing Director of Apex Group joins the Q Associates board. “We are delighted to be joining forces with Q Associates in a move that will hugely benefit both parties,” he said. “Our combined technical capability will enable us to support customers with a full range of expert services at a time when the IT landscape is rapidly evolving.”

Established in 1986, Q Associates specialises in the design, delivery and support of IT infrastructure solutions to more than 400 clients across commercial and public sectors in the UK and beyond.

This acquisition builds on Q Associates capabilities in some of the most influential areas driving business today – cloud computing, converged infrastructure, modern workplace and data analytics. With this acquisition, Q Associates will help their clients face critical IT challenges and provide technology choices, specialised solutions and technical excellence.

We are really pleased to be involved in another IT sector deal by helping the parties execute this transaction. It’s an excellent strategic fit and congratulations to all concerned.

Jeremy Over, Partner in the Corporate team at Moore Barlow

Sincere thanks to the team at Moore Barlow, whose commercial and flexible approach to the deal was a huge help in delivering the deal on time.

Darren Maynard, Finance Director and Company Secretary of Q Associates

Other members of the Moore Barlow team working on the deal included Dorothy Agnew (Partner, Commercial), Emma Edis (Partner, Employment), Stacey Browne (Solicitor, Corporate) and Cherie Lawson (Trainee Legal Executive, Corporate).